Peter Kalbfleisch has served as a Vice Principal for the Waterloo Region District School Board since 2017.
Peter Kalbfleisch grew up in Waterloo, ON and attended local schools in the region. He graduated from McMaster University in 1993, then attended the University of Canberra, where he received a Diploma in Education in 1999.
Peter Kalbfleisch is a dedicated Vice Principal with the Waterloo Region District School Board and has a long-standing career in administration and education.
With more than two decades of experience, Peter Kalbfleisch is known for his leadership capabilities with a demonstrated background in team building, coaching, curriculum development, and public speaking.
Peter Kalbfleisch began his career in education in 1999, taking a position as a physical education and math teacher at University Heights, a vocational school in the Waterloo Region District. Peter sought out various leadership opportunities, such as student council lead teacher and student activity director.
In 2004, when University Heights closed, Kalbfleisch took a teaching position at Laurel Heights Secondary School (formerly SJAM). Peter was selected to become the student activity director at the new school to provide leadership to student council and all areas of student activities. In addition, he served as the chair of Charity Begins at Home, a program that raised money for lower-income students in order to remove barriers and provide equal opportunities in all of the experiences that high school has to offer.
Between 2012 and 2017, Kalbfleisch served as the program head for the Fast Forward program at Laurel Heights. The Fast Forward program provides meaningful support to students who are out of phase with their current grade levels. In this position, he provided additional learning opportunities for staff and enhanced student life by fostering success through opportunities and participation.
Outside of his education career, Peter is a creative philanthropist, co-founding an organization called KW Legacy with a group of friends from the Waterloo region in order to find ways to give back to the community. Peter currently serves on the advisory board of KW Legacy, where he provides strategic support, creates bylaws, and manages annual meetings with shareholders.
As part of the work with KW Legacy, Peter helped to conceive two of the organization’s top fundraising events, Golf for Scholarships and Top Home Chefs. Golf for Scholarships has raised over $800,000 through hosting charitable golf tournaments. To date, the organization has awarded 82 scholarships of $5,000 or more to secondary students in the district who show leadership potential. Top Home Chefs is a charitable event where 50 home chefs compete to win the Top Home Chef Honours. The event has raised more than $150,000 for the Waterloo Suicide Prevention Council (WRSPC).
Beyond his philanthropic and professional commitments, Peter Kalbfleisch is a devoted family man who enjoys participating in sports and outdoor activities. His interests include golfing, hiking, biking, camping, and fitness training. Peter has also made significant contributions to the sports community by coaching high school football, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, slo-pitch, and alpine skiing.
Peter Kalbfleisch’s hobbies include operating a home brewery and growing and jarring his own vegetables and jams.
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